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Cream Ale Question

It’s been 3 Years since I brewed my last beer. Kids, sports, etc have gotten in the way. Tonight I got back into the game with the Cream Ale Extract Kit. In many ways, it was like riding a bike. Everything wt to plan, however my 0G came back at 1.090. This kit should’ve had an OG of 1.040. Any idea what would cause this? Potentially just a bad testing kit? I did everything to plan, had a nice slow boil.l

My thought would be the SG sample was taken from part of the wort that was very heavy to sugars if you did a partial boil and then topped off with sanitary water. Hard to get the boiled wort and top off water thoroughly mixed even with vigorous aeration.

I don’t take a OG sample any more for this reason. Just use the recipe OG.

The yeast will take care of the mixing when they get active.

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Extract kits are pretty accurate with OG potential when the instructions are followed. I tend to agree about the mix of the sample or possibly not adjusting your reading for the temperature of the sample.

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